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# strength in depth

This year
Rowntree banking on impact of Munster's own 'bomb squad'
RG Snyman is among the replacements for tomorrow’s URC final, but is nonetheless expected to have a major influence.
'The squad that Rowntree inherited, I didn’t feel it was equipped for silverware'
Munster’s loss against Glasgow was discussed on Rugby Weekly Extra.
Under-strength Leinster outclass Cardiff in bonus point victory
Without their frontline internationals, Leinster still delivered a dominant victory.
Last year
'This season, we have this little bit more rotation so it keeps everyone keen and motivated'
Connacht captain Jarrad Butler says developing the squad’s depth is key to progress.
Lenihan: Tough competition for places at centre-back is not dispiriting
The Middlesbrough centre-back is not fazed by the options available to Stephen Kenny at centre-back.
Man City defender joins Irish centre-back trio at Burnley
CJ Egan-Riley’s move could pave the way for Nathan Collins’ exit.
All time
Without Neymar and Messi, former Man United midfielder stars in PSG win
Ander Herrera scored a brace in the comfortable victory over Clermont.
Leinster's Lions help turn the screw as spirited Ulster fall to another defeat
Tried from Jack Conan and Robbie Henshaw helped Leo Cullen’s side come from behind to win at the RDS.
Cullen eager to see improved Leinster performance with extra 'punch' from the bench
The Leinster head coach couldn’t help but think of the players he couldn’t fit into his matchday 23 for tomorrow’s final
Ronaldo out with sinusitis, but Juventus still prevail
They beat visiting Udinese 4-0 in the late game, after Milan had dispatched SPAL, 3-0.
Liverpool name strong squad for Club World Cup as Kelleher set to start against Villa
The Reds will take their big-name players to Qatar, while a youthful side will play at Villa Park in the Carabao Cup on 17 December.
Barrett: 'It’s the most competitive Mayo squad that I’ve ever been involved in'
Mayo are in their first league decider since 2012.
'I keep the door open' - Klopp ready to make Liverpool additions during January window
The Reds boss will look to bolster his ranks over the winter if the right circumstances come along, a year after swooping for £75m Virgil van Dijk.
Leinster's alternative XV: Two Lions, 11 internationals and 251 caps
The defending Pro14 and European champions have so many options to choose from.
Cork City bolster squad with the signing of Bray forward Coughlan
The 22-year-old was released by the cash-strapped Seagulls last week.
Leinster name strong team for Saturday's British and Irish Cup final
The province face Ealing Trailfinders tomorrow afternoon.
Leinster name strong 'A' team for tomorrow's B&I Cup semi-final
Adam Byrne, Ian Nagle and Josh Murphy all start against the Jersey Reds.
This Liverpool squad is the strongest I've ever worked with - Klopp
The man who led Borussia Dortmund to the 2013 Champions League final says there is huge competition for places right now.
Leinster facing big selection calls despite the loss of Ringrose and O'Brien for Glasgow
Competition for places fierce in the backline, the back row and at loosehead where Cian Healy returns from suspension.
Cork City's recruitment drive continues with the capture of Candystripes defender
Aaron Barry is the latest player to sign up with the double-winners.
Lowe's imminent arrival adds another weapon to Leinster's attacking armoury
Girvan Dempsey says the Kiwi could link up with the province next week.
Man City pay world-record fee for a defender to add Monaco full-back to their ranks
France international Benjamin Mendy joins Kyle Walker, Danilo, Ederson and former team-mate Bernardo Silva as Pep Guardiola’s summer arrivals.
Are Real Madrid better off without Gareth Bale?
The Welsh star faces a race against time to be fit for Sunday’s potentially title-deciding La Liga clash with Barcelona.
Ronaldo and Bale absent but Madrid still prevail in six-goal thriller
Real returned to the top of La Liga by beating Leganes, Alvaro Morata ensuring they did not miss the rested stars.
Tipp name strong side for Banner clash as Ronan Maher, Noel McGrath and 'Bubbles' return
Clare have made just two changes as they look make it two wins on the bounce.
Rookies and youngsters - The Dubs who won the O'Byrne Cup final
What was effectively a third-string Dublin outfit still managed to win Leinster’s pre-season competition.
Mayo welcome back two Allstars to starting side while no Eoin Bradley for Derry
Colm Boyle and Ger Cafferkey return to the Mayo defence as Derry make two changes.